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Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd Time

Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd Time | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Young PK Keith of Val­ley Vil­lage, Cal­i­for­nia, who was diag­nosed with autism spec­trum dis­or­der at age two, and whose bud­ding inter­est in ani­ma­tion and film was evi­dent at an early age, received a Best Ele­men­tary School Ani­ma­tion award Sun­day from Inter­na­tional Stu­dent Film Fes­ti­val Hol­ly­wood in recog­ni­tion of his ani­mated short Ani­mal Birth­day Party.

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Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables - Masters and PhDs

Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. Now there’s a wireless alternative.

In a study in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a new high data-rate, low-power wireless brain sensor. The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tether subjects with cabled connections.



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Boy with autism wants mail for Christmas, hundreds respond

Boy with autism wants mail for Christmas, hundreds respond | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

William doesn’t speak, so he signs or writes most of his thoughts. It’s how he communicates, and it might explain why this year he wants something different under the tree – mail.

But his mom couldn’t possibly make it happen on her own.

“I have never done or asked for anything like this before but I felt the need to, the need that comes from being a mom and wanting to do everything in your power to make your child happy,” she wrote in a Facebook post a few days before Thanksgiving, requesting that family and friends send William a card or letter.

 


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15 Ways to Become a Better Person

15 Ways to Become a Better Person | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a little white lie. Chances are, however, you probably felt a little guilt and grew because of the situation.

I'm an average guy trying to become better in both my work and home life. I'll never be perfect, but it doesn't mean I won't try.

If you want to continue to grow as a person, here are 15 ways to make the most of yourself ...

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Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD - Masters and PhDs

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

According to research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the administering of synthetic cannabinoids to rats after a traumatic event can prevent behavioral and physiological symptoms of PTSD by triggering changes in brain centers associated with the formation and holding of traumatic memories.


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Facebook Games May Actually Improve Family Life - Masters and PhDs

Facebook Games May Actually Improve Family Life - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

According to research published in Information, Communication and Society, social network games (SNGs) like CityVille break down both communication and age barriers, and improve relationships when played by family members.



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How to Boost Your Practical Memory (and Stop Losing Your Keys)

How to Boost Your Practical Memory (and Stop Losing Your Keys) | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Using tactics from some of the world’s most powerful mnemonists, and a little Psychology 101, here’s how you can stop forgetting your keys without any help and remember some other practical things too.

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Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself - YouTube

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.

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Clinical studies harness mobile health interventions for mental health, chronic conditions

Clinical studies harness mobile health interventions for mental health, chronic conditions | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

A smartphone platform to inform clinicians how frequently patients use their phones with a mix of passive and active tracking is the kind of mobile health tool that could help inform clinicians of the emotional state of their patients. But Ginger.io‘s behavioral health platform has generated a lot of interest beyond therapists. Medical researchers want to evaluate its potential to identify when patients are depressed, since depression can play a big part in undermining medication adherence, particularly for chronic conditions.

 

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This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory

This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Thomas Dixon has no idea what he did yesterday. Sitting across from me at an outdoor cafe, he tries to jog his memory by doing what a lot of us do habitually: checking his iPhone.

Specifically, he pulls up Twitter and starts scrolling through his own feed. “Ah right,” he says. “I was talking to my friend Stephanie about our New Year’s Eve plans.” On this drizzly Friday afternoon in downtown Philadelphia, nothing seems even remotely unusual about a guy checking his phone to look something up.

But unlike you or I, Dixon isn’t exercising a compulsive, unnecessary habit. Without his phone, he literally wouldn’t be able to remember what he did yesterday. Twitter is his memory.

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Living Deliberately: Purpose and Health - Masters and PhDs

Living Deliberately: Purpose and Health - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

There is a growing body of evidence that people with a strong sense of purpose in their lives tend to be physically healthier.

 One of the drivers of those health benefits, according to Eric Kim, a doctoral candidate examining the intersection of social connection and physical health at the University of Michigan, is that the tutors developed a renewed sense of purpose in their lives. In research published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Kim and colleagues found that people with greater senses of purpose in life were more likely to embrace preventive healthcare: things like mammograms, prostate exams, colonoscopies, and flu shots.
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The Psychology of Twitter

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In an age where millions of people document their lives online, it begs the question: what are the psychological reasons behind Twitter? Read more about the psychology of social media here.
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Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning - Online And Distance Learning

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning - Online And Distance Learning | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Scientists have already established that resting the mind, as in daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information. In a new twist, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have shown that the right kind of mental rest, which strengthens and consolidates memories from recent learning tasks, helps boost future learning.

 
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12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking - Masters and PhDs

12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them.

In this post, Michael Michalko outlines twelve aspects of creativity that can help you be creative.

 

 

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Summer Teen Jobs Cut Violence - Masters and PhDs

Summer Teen Jobs Cut Violence - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

A study following teens who had summer jobs found violent crime in that population almost cut in half, during and following the employment. Cynthia Graber reports for Scientific American:

Violence is more than a criminal problem. It’s also a public health issue. More than 6,000 people are injured annually due to violence, mostly young people in low-income neighborhoods. Jobs programs for teens done with school have proven costly and seem to do little to reduce violence. But summer employment for kids still in school may be effective, according to a study by criminologist Sara Heller at the University of Pennsylvania.



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11 Powerful Reasons To Smile - Masters and PhDs

11 Powerful Reasons To Smile - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Dr. Joel Kahn, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Wellness, Michigan Healthcare Professionals PC, lists 11 benefits of smiling that can improve your health and life success:



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Counseling Psychology Masters Degree - Masters and PhDs

Counseling Psychology Masters Degree - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Counseling psychology is the application of psychology to the solving of the problems of everyday stresses, such as career planning, learning difficulties and family difficulties.  A masters counseling degree is required in order to practice as a professional counselor.  

A typical masters degree in counseling psychology might include: human growth and development, assessment, counseling theory, interpersonal communications and relationships. individual and group work, professional identity, research methods, social and cultural diversity, and counseling diagnosis.  There may be residency requirements.

This page will help you to find out more about this degree and to locate suitable schools and programs.

 

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What Is the Role of Consciousness? - Masters and PhDs

What Is the Role of Consciousness? - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Research, published in the journal PNAS suggests that you don’t need attention to comprehend what you read or to do math. In fact, you may not even need consciousness. The researchers, located at Hebrew University, used a technique known as Continuous Flash Suppression (CFS) to suppress consciousness in some 300 research participants for a short period of time. In CFS a series of rapidly changing images is presented to one eye, whereas a constant image is presented to the other. When using this technique, the constant image supposedly is not consciously perceived until after about 2 seconds.


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‘Toys R Us’ designates store hours to accomodate children with autism in UK

‘Toys R Us’ designates store hours to accomodate children with autism in UK | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

UK - Toys R Us has announced that this coming Sunday, on November 30 every one of their locations will host a shopping event for families of children with autism and other special needs. 

The event will include features such as dimmed lighting, reduced noise levels and specially trained personnel in order to effectively meet the needs of customers. The large chain is one of many businesses throughout North America that have chosen to develop measures geared towards accommodating individuals with special or exceptional needs.

Ultimately, with the rate of autism being 1-68 in the United States and the number of children being diagnosed with the disorder rising all over the world, businesses are now acknowledging the need for provisions to be made for customers who are affected by it. 


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Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease?

Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease? | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.

 


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Follow us: @stewartmar on Twitter | stewartmar on FacebookPress Release, Stony Brook, NY, November 14, 2014 – Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psyc...

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Forensic Psychology Masters - Masters and PhDs

Forensic Psychology Masters - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

A forensic psychologist applies psychology in law and law enforcement. Some forensic psychologists start their careers by working as a police officer for a number of years. During this period, they get a real-life insight into the thought processes and lives of criminals.

Apart from the police, there are other environments where forensic psychology jobs are offered to this type of psychologist. These include courtrooms, detention centers or prisons, or community outreach programs. The job description of a forensic psychologist is so varied that it is not possible to detail everything. However, it involves all fields of psychology, i.e., behavioral, cognitive, and social. It covers working as a forensic investigator on a range of crimes from arson and robbery, to rape and murder.

 
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Study shows direct brain interface between humans - Masters and PhDs

Study shows direct brain interface between humans - Masters and PhDs | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person’s brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.

 
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Sports Psychology Programs - Online And Distance Learning

Sports Psychology Programs - Online And Distance Learning | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

You can study an MS in Sport Psychology program, or an MA in Psychology with a specialization in Sports and Performance Psychology, or an MA in Sport – Exercise Psychology.  You can also study in related fields such as Health and Wellness Psychology, which can be studies at Masters and PhD levels. This page will help you to find out more about sport psychology study and to locate suitable university degree programs, especially if you want to take your sports psychology online.

 

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Staying Is Settling: Why You Need To Move At Least 5 Times In Your Life

Staying Is Settling: Why You Need To Move At Least 5 Times In Your Life | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Lauren Martin: 

Turn around, look at your life and decide right now if this moment, this place makes your pulse race and your heart bend. If there’s not a fluttering feeling in the deepest part of your soul, questioning and absorbing everything around you, get out right now.

 
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Brittany Maynard Has Died - About Health Degrees

Brittany Maynard Has Died - About Health Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Brittany Maynard ended her own life on Saturday November 1, 2014. She was diagnosed with brain cancer (a stage 4 glioblastoma) in spring and had decided to take her own life rather then she and her family having to endure the physical, mental and emotional anguish that would result from a lingering and painful death.

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Four Characteristics of Soul-Fulfilling Relationships

Four Characteristics of Soul-Fulfilling Relationships | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

There are many ways of connecting with people. An emotionally safe, equal, and emotionally intimate relationship is likely the scariest and most challenging relationship to build, yet is also the  most likely to decrease your sense of loneliness and help with your well-being. Let’s call it a Soul-Fulfilling relationship. This type of connection may be a romantic but doesn’t have to be.  In a Soul-Fullfilling  connection,  you share your deepest emotions with someone in an honest, accurate way and your experiences are accepted without judgment. You can count on honest, loving feedback and give and take. You support and love in equal ways over time. Soul-Fulfilling relationships take time and nurturing to build.

 

Finding those miracle connections is a challenge. Investing in a relationship only to find it’s not built on a solid foundation or isn’t an equal match for you is painful.  Leaving can be agonizing even when you know it is the right action to take. Recognizing early on who can be worth the effort to hang in there through difficult times and who to risk sharing your inner world with can help.  How do you know when you’re being tolerant of the differences of others and when you’re being too reactive?

 
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